While working on the lathe we needed an adjustable source of light, without supports in the way. With a little thinking we were finally inspired by the movement system of marionettes and we found a way to decline it in a neat pendant spot light.
The shade is wood turned from a piece of solid wood, studied in proportions and dimensions to be balanced and maintain an inclination of 45° in every direction. Four blackened steel screw eyes are fixed a little below the equator of the shade’s dome. Another four screw eyes are fixed on the canopy and a single cotton twine slides through the hooks to allow movement. The cotton twine provides enough friction to hold the lamp in place while offering an elegant solution. The electric cable finally starts from the wooden stopper at the top of the shade, till the hook on the canopy and finally is connected to the power source.
The projects’ refining process in the workshop is a fundamental part of the firm’s creative work. Sometimes a project arises from the need to solve a practical problem in the shop. This is the case of the Marionette Lamp.